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This video features Michele S. Mirman, a Medical Malpractice attorney based in New York.
So if someone sustains a brain injury in an accident, is it always diagnosed right away? We ask New York City Attorney Michele Mirman in this Ask The Lawyer's quick question.
No, it's not always diagnosed right away. A typical scenario of a delay in diagnosis, somebody falls, they hit their head, they have a brain bleed, it's called the subdural hematoma, but instead of it being acute with the massive bleed at the beginning, it's very, very slow and almost like a drip, and it's not going to affect the person until there's enough blood accumulated to press on the brain, and that's when you're gonna see symptoms. It could be a week, it could be two weeks, it could be a month, and that's one reason why you may not see a TBI, traumatic brain injury, that quickly.
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